Athearn Genesis GP15-1 Sale

Discussion in 'Electo-Motive Division (EMD)' started by FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018), Jan 6, 2012.

  1. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    Athearn is evidently offering some of their GP15-1's including Frisco at deep sale discounts. One of my pushers (Overland) has them for $109.98 for the standard model and $179.98 for the Tsunami equipped version. This is virtually the same price some of us paid originally from Wholesale Trains which discounts deeper than others from the get go. They (Wholesale Trains) are now listing the standard model for $93.99 and the Tsunami equipped one for $149.99. Taking into consideration that the MSRP for the Tsunami alone is $99.95 this is a tremendous buy.
  2. friscobob

    friscobob Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Wow, that would put it in the same range as the RTR diesels!
  3. Steve40cal

    Steve40cal Member

    I hate to be cheap but this time procrastination paid off.
  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I sure did pay, this time anyway:D I got another on the way:D
    Tom Holley
  5. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    I probably should have mentioned this in my original post, but for those of you that have chosen to model the BN transition period (early 80's) Wholesale Trains is offering the same prices as the Frisco units. I'm not sure when the units were repainted. Someone needs to post this if they know. For reference sake the BN #'s are 1376,1391, and 1396.
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  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    This is a question for those of you who have the Athearn Genesis GP15-1. I just took mine out (SLSF 100) and for the first time looked at it closely. (Yes, I'm slow!) It's very nice!, but I have a couple of questions.

    o Is the offset location of the whip radio antenna correct? On my previous GP15-1, the Walthers model, SLSF 105, I placed the antenna behind the cab roof beacon on the roof centerline. This is the usual location the Frisco used.

    o I noticed the model has the usual Frisco low "plow pilot" on the front, but a square "hose box" pilot on the rear, not another "plow pilot". An examination of my GP15-1 pics shows a number of the low numbered GP15-1's had the "hose box" on both ends - perhaps they came that way from EMD? Later pics, of other units, and the same units that had the box, show the "plow pilot" used on both ends, the normal Frisco practice. Perhaps they retro-fitted the ones with the "hose box" pilot with the low plow? Anybody have any ideas?
    Anyway, my main question is ..... what did you guys do about the Athearn Genesis "hose box" pilot on the rear? Given that some of the GP15-1's ran at least some of the time with the "hose box" pilot on one or both ends, I'm inclined to leave the model as it is for the sake of variety. Any thoughts?

    I love these little detail issues!


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